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Re: Block boxes inside inline boxes; Legal or not?

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2003 09:55:07 -0500
Message-Id: <200301081455.JAA28590@nerd-xing.mit.edu>
To: Rijk van Geijtenbeek <rijk@iname.com>
cc: "www-style.w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

> This is an unclear part of the spec.

Yes, it is clearly a work in progress.  ;)  The red section needs to be moved
one more paragraph down.

> ... is different in MSIE 6, Opera 6/7 and Mozilla, but none of them render 
> a continuous red border around all the content.

The language in this work in progress section makes it sound like such a
continuous border should in fact not be rendered:

  Properties set on elements that are turned into anonymous block boxes still
  apply to the content of the element. For example, if a border had been set on
  the BODY element in the above example, the border would be drawn around C1
  and C2.

"The difference between a misfortune and a calamity?
If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a
misfortune.  But if someone dragged him out again, it
would be a calamity."
                               -- Benjamin Disraeli
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